Taylor Teagarden grounds into a double play

Taylor Teagarden accepted Mets minor-league assignment

Mets C Taylor Teagarden has cleared waivers. He could have chosen to become a free agent, but instead accepted an assignment to Triple-A Las Vegas (ESPN, Aug. 1).

Teagarden had been on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring since June 22.

He hit just .143 with a home run and five RBI in nine games with the Mets earlier in the season.




7 comments
Mexpert
Mexpert

sigh of relief Terry said we know this guy can hit long HR's to right. He actually hit it to the shortest spot still a good HR but Terry you need specs .

herblehman
herblehman

Of course he accepted the assignment. Who else would want him?

Tarheel11
Tarheel11

With a 23 year old and a 24 year old catcher already in Vegas why do have this 30 year old journeyman taking AB's from those two? 

Nothing against Teagarden but if he's not part of the future then he should be gone. Don't inhibit the growth of the kids

Jeffrey Miller
Jeffrey Miller

@Tarheel11 you don't want to start a "super two" yer for the others if you can help it! In addition, 40 man roster slots are always an issue, almost every team has a 4A guy on a split contract as their #3 catcher " in case of a DL move" by the parent club. No fear, he's a free agent after the season, while the METS appeared to want Juan Centino to be there #3 "catch and throw" guy, seems their confidence isn't quite there with him yet...his original signingwas to push Recker in ST to play hard for the #2 position to d'Arnaud...and, Tea man DID hit that key HR!

Doubleday
Doubleday

Maybe he is there to guide Centrino and Plawecki like Crash Davis.

marcbklyn
marcbklyn

@Doubleday The pitchers may benefit from having an experienced catcher around as well.